Re: What is a hominid?

M B (
Sat, 18 Mar 1995 17:06:42 GMT

In article <3k86s9$>, cc3265@albnyvms.bitnet (cc3265@albnyvms.bitnet) writes:
>In article <3k4tc5$ee4$>, JP Bailhe <71202.2712@CompuServe.COM> writes:
>>definition of hominid?
>>Nothing suggested so far holds up. There are always too many
>>exceptions. Erect walking, brain size, tool making, all those
>>ideas have been laid to waste, leaving us in the embarrassing
>>position of not being able to define ourselves at all.
>>What we need is a new concept of what makes a human distinct from
>>our very close relatives like the chimp.
>How about -- the only species that worries about stuff like this?
>C.R. Cooper
or how about "the only difference between men and other species is
financial worries"